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Geldenhuyspic2‘I joined Mintek in 1996 as a recent chemical engineering graduate and started a journey of amazing discovery, namely the world of pyrometallurgy. While watching my first pilot furnace being tapped in 1996, a spark was ignited and I fell in love with the bubbling cauldron we call furnaces. In the February issue of JOM, I was privileged that my review paper on practical perspectives of DC smelting was accepted for publication. The paper reflects on the lessons learnt during my 20 years of operating DC furnaces. In my paper I featured a favourite photograph I took in 2004 during a large demonstration project. JOM’s editorial team spotted the photograph during production and subsequently requested permission to use the photograph on the cover of the current issue. This picture truly captures the passion and spark that ignited a love for smelting and continues to inspire me in my field of interest, and I hope it will inspire others in the future.’ – Isabel Geldenhuys, SAIMM Fellow and Manager of the Pyrometallurgy Division at MINTEK

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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Vast acquires 23.75% economic interest in Zimbabwe mine
    Aim-listed Vast Resources’ 25%-owned group company Dallaglio Investments has acquired a 95% interest in the Eureka gold mine, in Zimbabwe. Dallaglio acquired a 95% interest in Delta Gold Zimbabwe, which owns the Eureka mine, from Alpha Resources and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, thereby providing Vast with an indirect 23.75% interest in Eureka.
  • Molewa gazettes financial provisioning regulation amendments
    Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa on Friday gazetted, for implementation, an amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations (FPR) for prospecting, exploration, mining or production operations.
  • IronRidge secures additional exploration rights
    Aim-listed IronRidge Resources’ joint venture (JV) with Joy Transporters over the Saltpond and Cape Coast projects, in Ghana, has been finalised.